Every Christmas for as long as I can remember my mother, my sister and I have made mounds of cookies together. We’ve made cream cheese cookies, sugar cookies, and spritz cookies dressed in sparkling sugars of red and green, oatmeal cookies and almond balls dipped in powdered sugar. They have been enjoyed by family, friends, and co-workers. They have even been sent in boxes to our military men and women serving overseas, giving them a sweet bite of home and hopefully a smile.
They are more than just cookies made from a bit of sugar and flour. They are blended together with the cheerful spirit of Christmas music echoing through the house, laughter and the love of family.
This year Clarissa and my sister’s daughter-in-laws joined in on the cookie party. Its time to pass down the tradition to our son’s families. They will make their own Christmas traditions and bake their own favorite cookies, but I hope they will look back on this day and keep some portion of ours alive… even if it is just a bit of our family spirit. COOKIE ON GIRLS!